“Success achieved by team work.” – It’s one of the truly amazing joys we experience in life. There is a reason behind it, working together as a team makes us a better person. We learn to share, understand each other better and learn to focus on what is important. When you think of team work, think about sports teams, soldiers at war and people tirelessly working to create things that will change the world.
“All the great achievements have a great team. This is a fact that no one disagrees.”
How do you build a team?
The desire to achieve the goal is primary objective and everything revolves around it. Make the members active members of planning. Let the team member know the difficulties that are to be encountered, prepare them and make the team members feel the need to achieve the goal. Successful goal settings and focus on the goal will help the teams to work towards the same outcomes and make them more task and action oriented.
The team members should have clarity of their roles. Every team member should know their roles to work effectively on given task. Lack of clarity will lead to chaos, which will eventually waste the time and energy of team members. A constant reminder of the inter-dependency team members on each other should be stressed; a role assigned to the team member is only a part of overall goal to be achieved.
A proper communication between the team members will keep the work flow smooth. Teams with proper communication will achieve more than the once that doesn’t have proper communication. It also establishes trust between the team members and the confidence of the team. Teams in many cases will have members from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds; proper communication will break the barriers and increase the efficiency.
Celebrating the success of the goal is way of given the credit to team members and also helps in bonding of team for the future. Celebration gives a sense of relief and also reminds them of what it takes to achieve the goal.
Involve all the team members to find a solution when there is a problem. This gives a sense of importance to team members. We never know where a solution can be found; sometimes solution is found in the oddest places. A proper team will always be effective and best means to achieve a goal. It’s time taking process but for sure the results are fruitful. Alone we fall together we stand.